May 2017 Newsletter

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May Specials and Mother’s Day Ideas.


Mother’s Day is just 2 weeks away, mark your calendar for Sunday, May 14!

For most of us, our Mom is the person that puts herself before others and rarely does she take time for herself, to indulge in pampering and much needed relaxation! ❤️

This year share some quality time with your Mom in the spa and show her your love and appreciation with one of our select Spa Packages.

At Aru, we are dedicating the month of May to our Moms and celebrating them all month long. Please join us with your Mom! Appointments in and around Mother’s Day week always fill early, so be sure to call us now to book in.

And remember… If you are unable to come in and enjoy the quality time with your Mom, we also offer beautifully wrapped Aru Gift Cards, available instantly online or in-store, from our Concierge.



We Are Celebrating Mother’s Day Throughout May!



The best way to celebrate your Mom is to spend quality time with her! Join her at Aru Spa and Salon for side-by-side services. It will be a Mother’s Day she will always remember!

Aru Harmony – Experience the healing powers of warm stones and soothing essential oils with our 75 min Warm Stone Massage to draw tension and stress from your muscles while improving circulation… then… Your therapist will complete your spa experience with our Aru Signature Facial, an Anti-Aging treatment customized to smooth fine lines and wrinkles leaving your skin firm, lifted, youthful, radiant and relaxed. • now only $245

Aru Signature Mani-Pedi Package – Our Signature Manicure includes nail care, hand massage and polish application, followed by our Signature Pedicure… It’s like a facial for your feet! Begin with an aromatic foot soak, foot exfoliation & foot mask, followed by nail care, a lower leg & arm massage, and polish application. • now only $129

Need more ideas? We offer a variety of spa packages to suit any needs. More details can be found on our Spa Packages page.

Visit Our Spa Packages Page >>

*These offers are valid until May 31, 2017.

*Must mention this promotion at time of booking.

More about Aru’s Spa Packages.



FREE Paraffin with every Signature Pedicure!


Spa Pedicure


Spring is here. It’s time to kick off those boots and bring out all of our cute open-toed shoes!

Ready your feet with an Aru Signature Pedicure and we will include a Free Paraffin Foot Soak. Nothing makes your feet softer and smoother than parafin.

*Valid until May 31, 2017.

* Must mention this promotion when booking your appointment.

More About Pedicures.



Give Mom the Gift of Perfect Relaxation!




Aru Gift Cards Make the perfect Mother’s Day Gift.

This year show Mom your love with the gift of total relaxation and pampering. Our Moms spend most of their time tending to our needs, often at the expense of their own sanity.

Give Mom the greatest gift and one that she truly deserves… luxurious pampering with an Aru Spa and Salon Gift Card.

Get Instant Aru Spa Gift Cards Now >>

Let her choose from a variety of our services like, Massage, Facials, Manicures, Pedicures and more.

Aru Gift Cards can be purchased in-Store or our E-Cards can be purchased online and instantly emailed or printed, right from the comfort of your home.

More About Aru Gift Cards.



Have you heard of Olaplex?

Check out the *NEW* SMARTBOND!!




Do you colour your hair? SMARTBOND is for you!

SMARTBOND is our new protective and strengthening service, specifically designed for our hairdressers.

SMARTBOND is a unique system that protects and strengthens the hair during technical services (such as bleach and haircolor). The system is very easy to use and helps protect your hair like never before.

Try SMARTBOND during your next colour service and instantly feel the difference in the look and feel of your hair,

SMART-BOND is normally a $25 service. We feel so strongly about this product the we feel it is a MUST when you are getting ANY colour service done.

We believe the results speak for itself and the only way for you to knows to try it! So instead of a $25 charge, for the month of May you can try this service for only $19. Do your hair a favour and try SMARTBOND with your next colour service and see for yourself how great this product is!

Only $19 during May!

More about Hair Colour Services.




Aru Spa and Salon Gift Certificates Always Available!

Aru Gift Cards Make a Great Gift!

Give a great gift for any occasion… a little time to relax and unwind with an Aru Spa and Salon Gift Card!

Aru Gift Cards can be purchased in-Store or our E-Cards can be purchased online and instantly emailed or printed, right from the comfort of your home!

Click here to learn more about Aru Spa Gift Cards.


Kérastase Spécifique Hair Treatment

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Kerastase Spécifique Treatment
Special Invite.

Aru Spa and Salon will be offering the “ALL NEW” Kérastase Spécifique Hair Treatment for only $59! (reg. $109)


This Ritual Treatment retails for $109 with a blow-dry but on Tuesday April 25, 2017 we will be offering it for only $59. This offer is only valid while space is available and must be booked between 11 am and 4 pm. Call us now to book this one time offer. (604) 536-0788

Please keep reading to learn more about Kérastase Spécifique Hair Products and Treatments.



Still shopping in the supermarket for your shampoo and conditioner? Here’s why you should be splurging on Kérastase’s scalp-targetting Specifique range.


Your hair is like a plant that you tend in a garden. It needs good soil and sufficient care to grow strong and healthy. And if you’ve dealing with thinning or even less than lustrous tresses, you’ll know that caring for your hair is worth every penny. But good hair starts with a healthy, balanced scalp — or the aforementioned proverbial soil for your plants. With this in mind, Kérastase redeveloped its Specifique line which focusses on the scalp, so that ones hair looks good. By treating the scalp with the same precision as skincare ranges treat the skin, the brand has developed a range of five shampoos, a scalp masque as well as specific treatment products to treat any combination of problems.


Kerastase Aminexil-Black

The silicon-free range of shampoos can be combined with the masque to cure and treat any range of unsusual problems. For example, if you have a tight or itchy scalp, you’ll want to use the Bathe Riche Dermo-Calm (for dry hair) or Bathe Vital Dermo-Calm (for normal to combination hair). And if oiliness on the scalp and roots is a problem — and who doesn’t have this issue in our weather — Bain Divalent is your answer. The Masque Hydra-Apaisant, meanwhile is a renewing gel-cream that is massaged into the scalp to hydrate and nourish it. Treatment products include spray-ins like the Cure Anti-Chute for hair loss as well as the revolutionary Aminexil Black Cure that actually protects against hair loss and greying.


Kerastase Spécifique Treatment


And if you’re the kind who splurges on regular facials, how about treating your scalp to a much needed ‘facial’ as well? The Kerastase Double Scalp 2.0 ritual is a must-try for problem or itchy scalps, with a cure for anything from dandruff to hair loss. The 45-minute bespoke ritual includes a double scalp cleanse, soothing massage and an intensive cure that is sprayed on with a Micronizer — this works like an air brush for a precision spray. You’ll also get to experience the exclusive Clarisonic professional brush that was developed for use on the scalp — talk about a thorough cleansing experience. You’ll emerge not just with the usual silky, bouncy locks, but with a lighter, deep cleansed and less tight feeling in your scalp as well.


This Ritual Treatment retails for $109 with a blow-dry but on Tuesday April 25, 2017 we will be offering it for only $59. This offer is only valid while space is available and must be booked between 11 am and 4 pm. Call us now to book this one time offer. (604) 536-0788

Get a extra $50 Aru Spa Gift Card for FREE this Christmas!

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Each and every year our clients express how much they love receiving Aru Gift Cards from their loved ones at Christmas. After all who doesn’t love some special time to do nothing but relax? This year we have included a little extra $$ to go along with your Aru Gift Card purchases.

It’s the best time to buy Aru gift cards. Right now and until Christmas we are giving away $50 with every $250 Gift Card Purchase. You get a 20% bonus on your purchase!

Your $250 purchase can be split up into multiple gift cards if you like and you will still get your $50 at no extra charge. You are welcome to gift the extra $50 or maybe even keep it for yourself! it’s up to you!

Let’s make the gift buying process super easy this year. If you want 5 x $50 Aru Gift Cards for everyone on your list, we can split them up and you will actually receive 6 x $50 Aru Spa Gift Cards if you include the one we are giving you for FREE!

Also if you would like more than $250, we are giving $50 for every $250. So if you purchase $500 we will give you an extra $100 FREE, and so on!

You won’t find a better deal this Christmas, So come to Aru and get your Christmas shopping done in one shot!


Contact and Directions


If all the chaos and shopping seem too much for you, don’t forget that we offer a simple way to buy Aru Gift Certificates online and you can email them or print them right from home.

Online Aru Gift Certificates are incredibly simple. Try it now.


Hair Donation To Children’s Hospital

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Hello! My name is Simran Singh and I’m currently 16 years old and in 11th grade. Growing up I have always had long hair. My parents did not allow me to cut my hair because they believed that your hair was your prize possession and should be always taken care of.

I always got tired of long hair and styling my long hair in a braid that one time I was small I cut my hair and I cut very short bangs for my younger sister, who is two years younger than me. My parents were not that mad because they knew we were kids and we make mistakes. But looking back I realize that I took my long hair for granted and did not realize that there are kids around the world who are not able to grow hair.

 In February 2008, I got the news that I have a baby cousin. I was so excited that I can go to her house and I can play with her due to the fact that all of our sibling’s and cousin’s were grown up. But my baby cousin who went by the nickname, Leena went through struggles. At a very young age she had to get her tumor removed from her head and after that had to go through a long process of chemotherapy. It’s been 4 years since her surgery and she has such thick hair and is full of giggles and laughs. Even though today she may not see the beautiful world with her precious  eyes due to what she went through, she is a very happy child and grateful for everything she has.

Leena has made me a better person today and encouraged me to do small things like donating my hair to BC Children’s Hospital. I asked Leena’s mom about me donating my hair and she said ” I encourage you to donate your hair, It’s a place where you should give a lot whenever you have a chance, I always will and continue to donate things there due to how much it has given back to me and my daughter “. Her making me say that made me feel that I will be donating my hair and that will be the final answer.


My hair is currently 23 inches and I will be donating 10 inches of my hair. 

Most may think that I’m making a wrong decision for my hair and I should keep it long. Most of my friends and strangers that I walk past by in public have told me that I have the most thickest, silkiest and longest they have ever seen. That makes me really happy that my hair is in great condition to donate.

Although to many disagreeing with me cutting my hair I feel like that I should give back to the world with small changes because at the end those small changes will make a big change to the world. I am proud of myself for growing out my hair 23 inches since my last haircut which was one year ago and being in great condition for children that have gone through the similar process like Leena’s

Having a professional hair salon like Aru’s cutting and styling your hair for free to BC Children’s Hospital is a privilege to me that I do not have to worry about my hair getting shipped there or dropping it off there, where it is taken care of by Aru’s. I am very grateful for this opportunity and I know my hair is in great hands.

I am looking forward to cutting my hair due to this great program that Aru has provided for all of us. I have learned that it takes 10-15 ponytails to make one single wig. I was very shocked to hear that. This made my more eager to donate my hair. Having coming across Aru’s website made my feel that I came across this for a reason and that I will be donating my hair. I do not give anything else but my hair. This is all thanks to Aru Spa and Salon. 

Looking forward to my appointment for this amazing opportunity! 

Yours truly, 

Simran Singh

Your Kids And Their Teachers

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I just wanted to touch base with you to give you a quick idea and reminder.

Many of our clients have young families with kids coming to the end of their school year. In our family, our children’s teachers do such a great job of of guiding them and giving them the tools to grow. So, each year my wife and I show our appreciation to both teachers with Gift Cards to Aru.

You can tell by the appreciative look on their faces that their Gift Card (and future trip to the Spa) is both well needed but more importantly, we feel it’s well deserved!

If you have teachers like ours in your life and you are looking for a thoughtful gift to express your appreciation as the school year comes to an end, please stop by and pick up a Gift Card to Aru Spa.

If you are unable to make it to Aru in time, remember our Instant Gift Certificates are available online and can be printed at home or emailed to the recipient.

Instant Gift Certificates can be found here.

If you missed our June specials at Aru you can find them by visiting the link below.

Thank you for your continued support and on behalf of the Aru Family we wish you a wonderful summer!


See you soon at Aru, 

Derek Bodnarchuk

Founder, Aru Spa and Salon

(604) 536-0788

Aru Spa and Salon Newsletter June 2016

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Sunday June 19th is Father’s Day.


The first day of Summer is just a couple weeks away, which means Father’s Day is right around the corner!


This year remember to take care of Dad with a relaxing Massage or Aru Spa Gift Card, because he deserves it too!


Signature Manicure & Pedicure Special.


The change of seasons from winter to spring, not only brings changes in our skin but also in our foot wear… open toed shoes! 😉 Show off those toes, protect your feet and nurture your skin at Aru.


Enjoy our relaxing Signature Manicure & Signature Pedicure, A true spa Manicure and Pedicure! Our Aru Signature Manicure includes nail care, exfoliation, a relaxing hand, arm and shoulder massage and polish application, followed by an Aru Signature Pedicure… Beginning with an aromatic foot soak, followed by nail care, foot exfoliation, lower leg & arm massage, and polish application.


Full Price $135 (save $10) only $125


As and added bonus you get to choose a FREE paraffin treatment for either your hands or your feet! ($10 Value, FREE)


More about Manicures & Pedicures



Get A FREE Paraffin Upgrade With ANY Signature Manicure OR Pedicure!

When you book our Signature Manicure OR Signature Pedicure at regular price, we will give you a Paraffin Treatment for FREE!! Book either of these Signature services and experience the soft silky skin that only a Paraffin Treatment can deliver!


*This offer is valid until June 30, 2016.


*Must mention this promotion at time of booking.


Click here for more about Manicures and Pedicures.




HAIR – Book A Hair Colour Service In June And Get A Brow tinting FREE!!

Getting your hair coloured? Don’t forget about your brows!


In the month of June, when you book any hair colour service at Aru, we will include a brow tinting upgrade for free!


Please be sure to schedule your brow tinting at the same time you book your hair colour appointment with our Concierge


*This offer is valid until June 30, 2016.


*Must mention this promotion at time of booking.


Hair Colour Services




Father’s Day Gift Certificates Available Now!

Aru Gift Cards Make a Great Father’s Day Gift!


Give Dad the greatest gift and one that he surely needs… a little time to relax and unwind with an Aru Spa and Salon Gift Card!


Let him choose from a variety of our Massage services, relax in our steam room and more!


Aru Gift Cards can be purchased in-Store or our E-Cards can be purchased online and instantly emailed or printed, right from the comfort of your home!


Click here to learn more about Aru Spa Gift Cards.



Newsletter April 2016

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It feels like summer – I hope you have been able to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather we are having.

It’s finally time to shake off your boots and dust off all of your open-toed shoes.. but the first thing you need to do is make sure you don’t forget a nice pedicure before you show off those toes. We’ve got some help for you below.

Reminder – Sunday May 8th is Mothers Day and it’s only a few weeks away. If you want to get into the Spa with Mom this year, be sure to book early, that week fills up fast. Call us today to secure a spot.

Signature Facial & Pedicure Special.


 The change of seasons from winter to spring, not only brings changes in our skin but also in our foot wear… open toed shoes! 😉 Show off those toes, protect your feet and nurture your skin at Aru.

Enjoy our relaxing Signature Facial using the latest in botanical antioxidant skincare science followed by our Signature Pedicure, a true spa Pedicure beginning with an aromatic foot soak, followed by nail care, foot exfoliation, lower leg & arm massage, and polish application. 

Only $179 (save $21) until Apr. 30, 2016.

Plus add a Paraffin foot Therapy for only $10

This offer is only available for the first 25 clients to book. Click here to book now. 



Aru’s Signature Couple’s Spa Package


The Aru Japanese Experience For Couples. 

Bring out the romance in our exclusive Couple’s Room where you and your partner will cozy up on side-by-side heated massage tables for soothing Full-Body Exfoliations. Then follow path of rose petals to our private and very romantic Japanese Bath, filled with essential oils and aromatic red rose petals.

Complete your package return to the heated massage tables for side-by-side  60 minute Relaxation Massages. Retire to our Eastern inspired Relaxation Lounge and relax with a cup of green tea.

Japanese Experience for Couples • 2 Hours – $375

Click here for more Spa Packages.



Kerastase Ritual Hair Treatments – Only $19 ($25 Value)

Kerastase Ritual

Book any hair service in April and get a Kerastase Ritual Treatment for only $19. 

Our Rituals Treatments are specifically customized based on the needs of your own hair and scalp. Experience the best in-salon treatment available, perscribed and customized for you, by an Aru stylist.

Learn more about Kerastase Rituals. Only $19.

Please be sure to book your Ritual with your hair service.

* Must mention this promotion when booking your appointment. 



Aru Spa and Salon Party Invitation!

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Aru Spa and Salon Party Invitation! 

It’s that time of year again! ARU Spa and Salon’s Wine & Cheese Party! A great time of year to kick off the Holiday Season and contribute to the Sources Community Food Bank supporting White Rock and South Surrey. 
Admission is free but we ask that everyone bring non-perishable food items as we will be collecting food for our local food bank. Every food item donated will get you an additional entry into our door prize draw.
This year we will also have a silent auction table with amazing gifts, donated by local businesses. All proceeds from the silent auction will go to one of Aru’s staff members, Emma Briscoe, who was diagnosed with cancer just over 1 year ago. So please come bid on some wonderful items for a really great cause!
Location: Aru Spa and Salon 
2068 152 Street, Surrey, BC. 
 Date: Wednesday, November 25th 
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00 pm 

(please bring a non-perishable donation for our local food bank)

The evening features a variety of door prizes including, Swiss Line and Phytomer Skincare gift baskets, prizes from Kerastase, Shu Uemura, Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup and more! Enjoy complimentary massage services, spa treatments, hair services and makeup applications all evening. Gift Bags are also available while quantities last! As usual, we expect a large turnout, so be sure to send your RSVP with your name and number of guests attending with you to… or, 
(604) 536-0788 
Annual BLACK FRIDAY Gift Card Promotion. 
Our popular annual Black Friday Gift Card Special will also take place during the event. For every $100 in Gift Cards you purchase will receive an additional $20.00 Gift Card.
This is a great time to buy Christmas gifts or to look ahead and prepay your services for the upcoming year. You can enjoy the benefits of a 20% discount on all Aru services throughout the year. 
Even if you cannot make the event stop by anytime before the end of the day on Friday to take advantage of this gift card special! Orders can also be processed by phone. (604) 536-0788
This is an open house event and everyone is welcome. Please be sure to invite your friends to the party. This is a great opportunity to showcase our beautiful spa and salon to those who have not yet visited Aru. 
We are excited to host you and your guests for the holiday! Come celebrate the evening with food & wine, complimentary spa services, gift bags, prizes and discounts of up to 50% off of most products and our Gift Card Promo. 
We always expect a large turnout to the event and parking can fill up quite early. Additional parking for the event can be found across the street. 
Event Details 
Cost : Complimentary 
Location: Aru Spa and Salon 
Date: Wednesday, November 25th 
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00 pm 
(604) 536-0788 
Hor d’oeuvres by Sheila 
Sheila has been a chef working in the community for many years and is the proud owner of Sheila’s Deli & Catering and the newest hot spot in town Sheila’s Bistro and Lounge, in South Surrey.! Do your tastes buds a favor and visit 
About Sources 
Sources was started over 30 years ago to support our local community. They operate the local Food Bank as well as many other support programs to help our youth, seniors, women, people that suffer with autism and addiction. A wonderful group of people doing very wonderful things in White Rock and South Surrey. Visit to learn more. 

Aru Spa and Salon Groupon Deal.

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Hello again,

I want to start by saying, thank you for your interest in Aru’s Hair Salon. I know taking time for yourself does’t happen all that often, so I vow to do everything that I can to make your visit with us special!


You have discovered our exclusive introductory Salon offer with our BIGGEST savings.

Below you will find 3 options for your first hair service at Aru, accompanied by a substantial savings. Our intention is to earn you long term patronage by making your first visit to our Salon a very memorable one. Aru Spa and Salon has been voted Best Hair Salon in Surrey for 7 years and we want you to experience why.

This special offer is only available for new salon clients and you may only use this promotion one time. So please choose the “Hair Package” below that best suits your needs and then click on the corresponding button to purchase your selected Hair Package Special.

This offer is valid for the next 60 days, so once you make your purchase, I recommend you call us right away to schedule your appointment.

I look forward to hosting you at Aru.


Derek Bodnarchuk
Founder, Aru Spa and Salon

PS:  I have also included a few pictures of our salon at the bottom of this page.


Choose any one of the following Hair Packages:


Hair Package 1

  • Intensive Replenishing Treatment

  • Haircut

  • Shampoo

  • Blow-dry

  • Style

    only $44 

$100 Save $56




Hair Package 2

  • Partial highlights with up to ten foils

  • Cut

  • Shampoo

  • Blow-dry

  • Style

    only $89

$220 Save $131




Hair Package 3

  • Colour for one inch (max) of roots

  • Cut

  • Shampoo

  • Blow-dry

  • Style

    only $89 

$220 | Save $131




Term and Conditions

Expires 60 days after receipt. New customers only. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. 48hr cancellation notice required. Subject to availability. Extra fee for long hair. For partial highlights package, max of 10 foils; Extra fee for additional foils. Not valid for ombre. Extra fee toners. Extra fee for bleached blonde. Colour usage charges will apply. Aru Spa and Salon Groupon.



Sanitization – Is your Spa or Salon Clean?

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Getting  a visit from the Fraser Health Inspector is always a bit intimidating. At Aru Spa and Salon we take extensive measures to make sure we exceed recommended guidelines. Still there is always that feeling of, “Gulp, I hope he doesn’t find anything wrong with our Hair Salon or Spa”.

Fraser Health sanitization
Fraser Health sanitization

In truth, Spas and Salons propose a great risk to the health of their clients if proper cleanliness and sanitization isn’t a priority. Thee risks are numerous from skin infections to the spread of things like Hepatitis. It is important that all of our employees understand the importance of continuous sanitization and cleanliness.

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